Cannock (UK Parliament constituency)

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Cannock was a parliamentary constituency in Staffordshire which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 until it was abolished for the 1983 general election.


1950-1974: The Urban Districts of Cannock and Wednesfield; and the Rural District of Cannock.

1974-1983: The Urban Districts of Cannock and Rugeley; and the Parish of Brindley Heath in the Rural District of Lichfield.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1918 James Parker Coalition Labour
1922 William Adamson Labour
1931 Sarah Ward Conservative
1935 William Adamson Labour
1945 Jennie Lee Labour
1970 Patrick Cormack Conservative
Feb 1974 Gwilym Roberts Labour
1983 constituency abolished: see Cannock and Burntwood

Election results[edit]

General Election 1979: Cannock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gwilym Roberts 25,050 52.76 -2.78
Conservative J Vereker 17,704 37.28 +10.16
Liberal PJ Davis 4,729 9.96 -7.38
Majority 7,346 15.47 -12.95
Turnout 47,483 79.79 +3.76
Labour hold Swing